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Despite Oscars Slap Controversy, Will Smith Lands Major Role in New Tentpole Superhero Project ‘Brilliance’ – Ms. Marvel Director and 2-Time Oscar Winner Directing Movie

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Following the Oscar controversial slap that Will Smith gave to Chris Rock, it was assumed that the actor will have to once again gain the trust of the people. With a failed career at hand, it seems that things are turning bright for the King Richard actor once again as he is said to land a major role in a superhero-esque movie titled Brilliance.

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Will Smith accepting an Oscar shortly after slapping Chris Rock.
Will Smith accepts an Oscar shortly after slapping Chris Rock.

Will Smith Joins A Superhero Squad Unlike Marvel And DC

As Marvel and DC continue to compete against each other to dominate the box offices and to make people care about superheroes once more, a new movie different from the likes of multiverses or dark alleys is coming in these recent times. The movie is based on the book by Marcus Sakey and is titled Brilliance. It is reported that Will Smith will be returning to the big screens for the film as the lead actor.

Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016).
Will Smith as Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016).

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The movie is set in a world where 1% of the population is born with ‘gifts’. Department of Analysis and Response Agent Nick Cooper will be the role allegedly played by Will Smith who is an assassin that can calculate the probability of future events.

The move of having the lead role was reportedly approached by Will Smith to Akiva Goldsman, with the duo having worked together in I Am Legend (2007) and Hancock (2008). The movie is set to be directed by four-time Emmy and two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. She is known for her short film/documentary Saving Face and A Girl in the River. The director is most notably known for directing several episodes of Ms. Marvel.

Is Will Smith’s Career Back On Track?

Following the post-slap timeline, Will Smith found himself amidst backlash from the people to him as well as his family. Several of the studios wanted to remove Will Smith from their productions due to the fear of negative publicity.

Will Smith won an oscar for his performance in King Richard (2021).
Will Smith won an oscar for his performance in King Richard (2021).

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The actor recently uploaded a video on YouTube titled It’s been a minute where the actor apologized to fellow star Chris Rock and pleaded for things to go back to the way they were. As for his professional career, the actor won the oscar for King Richard and will be later seen in Antoine Fuqua’s Emancipation starring alongside Ben Foster which will be released in 2023.

Source: MovieWeb